National Drive Electric Week
South Charleston, WV
Sep 09, 2017
|Day:||Saturday, September 9, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Location:||South Charleston, WV
Our first event was located on a downtown street next to the South Charleston Public Library. The event ran smoothly from 10 to 1. The library and the city were very accommodating to our event. We set up with with a couple canopies, a WVEAA banner we've used at other events, and some chairs. We had a cooler of water bottles on ice as refreshments, although no one picked up any during the event. Probably about half the folks that stopped by know about the event ahead of time, from either an article in the regional newspaper, or from social media. All the drivers stayed busy chatting with visitors the entire time. A couple of drivers gave rides to folks.
There seemed to be a lot more interest in the BEVs than the hybrids. Especially the shiny new Bolt EV and the Teslas. Folks really enjoyed their rides. A couple folks came specifically to look and ride in different models because they are going to purchase an EV.
This was our first event and we will do better next year.
photo by: Larry Harris
From left to right: Unknown passerby who didn't sign guest book Perry Knopp - chemical plant operator Marty Weirick - chemical engineer Thorton Cooper - lawyer Frederick Walker - surgeon Car on left - 2017 Bolt EV - owned by Frederick Walker Car on right - 2011 Chevy Volt - owned by Marty Weirick
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.